"high on the hog" here means "To live in luxury"
Fastest traveller ever known,
and never do I slumber.
Ere you move I'm long since flown,
A letter bears my number.
But for all my matchless speed,
The ancient and immobile tree,
Responding to a primal need,
Traps and trains my energy.
What am I?
Acting on an anonymous phone call, the police raid a house to arrest a suspected murderer. They don't know what he looks like but they know his name is John and that he is inside the house. The police bust in on a carpenter, a lorry driver, a mechanic and a fireman all playing poker. Without hesitation or communication of any kind, they immediately arrest the fireman.
How do they know they've got their man?
Carl Jones introduced Roger Smith to his friend as his Uncle Roger. Roger Smith introduced Carl Jones to his friend as his Uncle Carl.
"If you are uncles to each other," queried one of the friends, "you must also be nephews to each other."
"That's correct," replied Carl.
Since there has been no breach of marriage law, how can you explain such a relationship?
Often talked of, never seen,
Ever coming, never been.
Daily looked for, never here,
Still approaching, coming near.
Thousands for my visit wait,
But alas, for their fate,
Though they expect me to appear,
They will never find me here.
What am I?